Summer Beauty Hacks for the Busy Mama

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Have you ever found yourself relaxing at the beach with the family, decided to trek up to the bathroom, and been instantly horrified by the reflection you see in the mirror? Hair in a mess, skin blotchy, minimal makeup that looked so cute at home, now sweat-streaked and spidery? We've all been … [Read more...]

Lastest Beauty Buzz: BB Creams

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25, $32

BB stands for Beauty Balms. These skincare-makeup hybrids, which originated in Korea, are all the rage in Asia. And they are here in a big way! They hydrate with tinted moisturizers, treat wrinkles with serum, protect with SPF... all while smoothing and perfecting skin. Its perfect for adding to a … [Read more...]

Clinique Redness Relief Powder

Clinique Redness Relief Powder

For me, spring is the time of the year when I start itching to change up my makeup and skin care routines.  Though it's still a frosty 38 degrees outside, I am ready for spring. One thing that plagues me year-round, regardless of season, is red skin.  I don't have any specific skin condition - … [Read more...]

And this is why I wear make-up…

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In September, I received samples of Dr. Michelle Copeland's Skin Care line to review. I gave you my initial thoughts then, and having used up the products, I'll share with you my full product review now. They sent me products to help with acne, dark circles under my eyes, and general skin … [Read more...]

Cita’s Skincare Routine

3-Step > Skin Care > Clinique

Snazzy title, right? ;-) Lack of title-creativity aside, I have three skincare products I use nearly every single day: Clinique's Three Step System, St. Ives' Invigorating Apricot Scrub, and MAC's Microfine Refinisher. I've been using Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion for … [Read more...]

Clinique Mascara Face Off

lash doubling mascara

Last weekend I discovered two Clinique mascara samples from the last couple gifting times at Macy's, so this week I compared the Clinique High Impact Mascara with the Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara. Day 1: On Monday I tested the Lash Doubling mascara. This mascara supposedly magnifies lashes to … [Read more...]

What’s In My Make-Up Bag

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Hello, I'm Janel! I'm a stay at home mom to 2 fun-loving and active kids and have one on the way - due on my 4oth birthday! My biggest hope right now is to keep up with this growing family of mine! I blog at Dandelion Dayz on mostly regular basis. I've been blogging for Chic Critique every … [Read more...]

Quick Eyes

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Hello everyone! I'm Kristin, and I am so excited to be joining all of the fabulous ladies here at Chic Critique! I'll be posting here every other Thursday. The rest of the time, you'll find me at Fill My Cup. I love fashion and beauty products, and I can't wait to share my favorites with … [Read more...]